As often happens with hawks, a new female has quickly appeared and staked claim to both Bobby and Washington Square Park. There's no sign they've mated yet, but Bobby is certainly tolerating her being in his territory.
She was very energetic this afternoon, flying high and low, exploring the park's perches and hunting grounds. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months. Certainly the ups and downs of Pale Male choosing a new mate last year, should caution us not to say this is definetly the next mate. A lot can happen between now and March.